Renault 5 Review from Spain

1988 Renault 5 GTL 3door 1.4 petrol

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired143000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 21

Summary:

Not bad for a car of it's age..

Faults:

Original engine of the car blew burnt because water leakage. Replaced with one with 90000 km. Clutch disk blew and replaced. A little rust around front windshield.

General Comments:

Not a bad car for it's age. Performance is a bit low for me considering it's 60HP. It accelerates fairly quick up to 150 km/h, but it's very hard to get the car past this speed. 155/70 R13 tires are too thin for my taste. About 7 liters/100 km if you aren't a boy racer, but if you get it to the floor expect over 10 liters/100. Noisy at high speeds, but comfortable. Interior quality is OK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th October, 2002

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review